Volume 33, Issue 1 (11-2023)                   J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2023, 33(1): 333-338 | Back to browse issues page

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Firouzbakht M, Asadi Amoli M A, Pourbagher R, Tirgar A. Perceived Stress and Hair Cortisol Concentration: A Cross Sectional Study in Women Health Workers. J Mazandaran Univ Med Sci 2023; 33 (1) :333-338
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Background and purpose: The deleterious effects of chronic stress on dimensions health have already been stablished. Hair cortisol concentration is a promising new tool for the assessment of long-term stress. This study was conducted for determining the relationship between perceived stress and hair cortisol in women health care workers.
Materials and methods: This cross sectional study was conducted in 2018, among 188 women health care workers in Babol/Iran. Data collection was done using a demographic and perceives stress questionnaire. Hair cortisol was extracted according to exiting protocol. Data analysis was done with SPSS21 software at a significance level of P<0.05.
Results: 69.3% of participants had high level of stress. The mean amount of extracted HCC was 1.74 (1.63) pg/mg. There was significant difference between means the HCC of groups with low stress level 1.457(1.163) and high stress levels 1/928(1.829). (P= 0.04).
Conclusion: There was significant relationship between of the HCC and perceived stress. HCC was increased in participants with high perceived stress level.
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Type of Study: Research(Original) | Subject: Epidemiology

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